Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley (R-IA) announced in a statement Thursday morning that the FBI probe found “no hint of misconduct” in its probe into Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has been accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct. “There’s nothing in it that we didn’t already know,” Grassley wrote. “These uncorroborated accusations have been unequivocally and repeatedly rejected by Judge Kavanaugh, and neither the Judiciary Committee nor the FBI could locate any third parties who can attest to any of the allegations. There’s also no contemporaneous evidence. This investigation found no hint of misconduct and the same is true of the six prior FBI background investigations conducted during Judge Kavanaugh’s 25 years of public service.” Grassley then detailed his trust in the FBI, and cited Kavanaugh’s many years of legal service.
“Fundamentally, we senators ought to wipe away the muck from all the mudslinging and politics and look at this nomination with clear eyes,” he added. “Judge Kavanaugh is one of the most qualified nominees to ever come before the Senate. He’s served with distinction for twelve years on the nation’s most important circuit court and dedicated himself to serving the American public. We know that he will be an excellent justice because he’s been an excellent judge.” “It’s time to vote,” Grassley concluded. “I’ll be voting to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.”